Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where there is irreversible, progressive damage to the articular cartilage of the joint. Treatment for osteoarthritis focuses on relieving symptoms and improving function. Conservative treatment can include physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and injections. When conservative treatment has failed, patients may be indicated for surgery which might include arthroscopic debridement of the cartilage to smooth the joint surface.
Dr. Cole’s related publications
- Biologics (Platelet-Rich Plasma, Stem Cells, Other)
- Comparison of Patient Reported Outcomes from Sham and Placebo Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
- PRP for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
- Regenerative Potential of MSCs for Treatment of Knee OA and Chondral Defects (2020)
- Use of Biologics for Osteoarthritis (2020)